Overall: 8-26-2
Hockey East: 1-22-1
Nonconference: 7-4-1

Home: 4-12-0
Away: 1-13-1
Neutral: 3-1-1
Overtime: 0-0-2

Full Schedule/Results

Team Leaders

1. Bryan Schmidt 13-18--31
2. Matt Johnson 10-17--27
3. Jeff Caron 5-20--25
4. Mike Alexiou 11-5--16
4. Matt Byrnes 2-14--16
4. Steve Crusco 3-13--16
1. Bryan Schmidt 13
2. Mike Alexiou 11
3. Matt Johnson 10
4. Jordan Black 9
5. Brent Gough 6
1. Jeff Caron 20
2. Bryan Schmidt 18
3. Matt Johnson 17
4. Matt Byrnes 14
5. Steve Crusco 13
Power Play Goals
1. Bryan Schmidt 8
2. Mike Alexiou 6
2. Matt Johnson 6
4. Jeff Caron 4
4. Brent Gough 4
Shorthanded Goals
1. Jordan Black 2
1. Matt Johnson 2
3. Brent Gough 1
Goals Against Avg.
1. Jim Healey 3.73 (7-19-2)
2. Frank McLaughlin 4.07 (1-4-0)
3. Casey Guenther 5.79 (0-3-0)
Save Percentage
1. Jim Healey .889
2. Frank McLaughlin .883
3. Casey Guenther .855
Power Play (HE)
39-215 18.1%
(16-128 12.5%)
Penalty Kill
187-222 84.2%
(121-143 84.6%)

Game Recap

Warriors Take Coffee Pot, 5-2

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Providence, R.I. - Merrimack defeated Providence, 5-2, in the championship game of the second annual Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Pot Tournament, held this evening at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Merrimack sophomore forward Mike Alexiou (Pickering, Ont.) scored three goals throughout the tournament, including two in tonite's game, and earned MVP honors.

Back-to-back Merrimack goals gave the Warriors a quick 2-0 lead mid-way through the first period.

Junior defenseman Rob LaLonde (Williamsville, N.Y.) scored his fourth goal of the season as he put home a feed from junior forward Matt Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and senior forward Steve Crusco (Waltham, Mass.) 11:20 into the first period.

Sophomore forward Jordan Black (Canton, Mich.) would follow 10 seconds later with his seventh goal of the year to give Merrimack a 2-0 lead. He was assisted on the play by freshman forward Jarrett Sousa (Providence, R.I.) and sophomore forward Justin Mills (Edgerton, Alta). It was Sousa's first career point.

The Friars scored an early second period goal as sophomore forward Bryan Horan (Farmington, Conn.) tallied his first collegiate goal. It came 32 seconds into the frame, and was assisted by senior forward David Carpentier (Faribault, Mich.) and sophomore forward Tony Zancanaro (Trenton, Mich.).

Zancanaro would add a power play goal to knot it, 2-2, 15:03 into the second period. It was his second goal of the season and gave him his third multiple-point contest of the year. Sophomore forward Jamie Carroll (Andover, Conn.) and Horan notched assists on the play.

But Merrimack came back with three unanswered as Alexiou notched a power play goal 19:56 into the second period. The tournament MVP put home a rebound in front of the net for his sixth goal of the season. He was assisted by Johnson and junior defenseman Brian Schmidt (Bloomington, Mich.).

Alexiou would score his second of the game, third of the weekend, and eighth of the season midway through the third period to make it 4-2, Warriors. Picking up his first career point with an assist on the play was freshman forward Jordan Fox (Kirkwood, Mo.). Sophomore defenseman Brian Boulay (Auburn, Mass.) would add the fifth Merrimack score with a power play goal with under nine minutes left in the game to put it away. It was Boulay's first collegiate goal.

With the loss, Providence dropped to 0-5 when its opponent scores the first goal. The Friars also out shot the Warriors, 32-16. The game did not count as a HOCKEY EAST conference contest.

Earlier today in the Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Pot Tournament consolation game, Holy Cross (4-5-3) defeated Union (7-6-1) by the score of 3-1.

Following the game, the following players earned all-tournament honors:
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Pot All-Tournament Team
Team Name Pos.
Mike Alexiou Merrimack F
Jordan Black Merrimack F
Bryan Horan Providence F
Brian Schmidt Merrimack D
Eric Lundberg Providence D
Jim Healey Merrimack G

Coffee Pot Tournament MVP
Team Name Pos.
Mike Alexiou Merrimack F

Courtesy Providence Sports Information

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